Monday, January 02, 2017
A new day to stay the course ... slow and steady. I am now in week 5 - I didn't even realize it. Weigh in tomorrow. Christmas week no problem down a pound. 4 in four weeks. Met my goal. NY - if I am the same as I was a week ago I will be happy. Hubby baked chocolate cookies and champagne pouring was liberal. (We stayed home). Also not been sleeping and therefore not sleeping well. Exercise quite limited to my 10,000 steps altho' calorie intake good.
This is our second NY on the left coast. This year we wanted to ring in the NY - but the Major Networks had other plans for us - they let NYC ring in all right but didn't broadcast it to us at 9:00 - my bedtime. Instead they switched to LA - and well, who cares. It's just not the same. Thankfully with channel switching we found that Telemundo had no problem and so we were able to ring in Prospero Nuevo Ano at the stroke of 9 - and then I crashed. With a biorhythm that gets me up at 4 and to bed at 9 doing things can be tricky.
I love the idea of a 24 hour gym - but the during a trial at one of them I just did not feel safe being out of the house at 4:30 and alone - in a neighborhood that was well, less than perfect. I'm deaf and can't use the phone. Makes it tricky to get assistance if I should need it.
Exercising at home at that hour is out because the family room is adjacent to the bedrooms and equipment makes noise. I may get up at 4 but no one else does. Imagine that. Walking the streets in the dark also not a great idea - I tend to trip often and fall some of the times. No one around? No help.
Life does hand us some challenges. I am happy tho' I'm almost halfway through losing the first of my 10# - the only ones I HAVE to lose to be back at college weight (now 67). When I make that first goal I'll try for 10 more. Being a woman, I've lost height and the same weight now looks different. Example said with humor: my once ample bosom is now affectionately referred to by me as my "34 longs." - Wish that were my phrase but I will have to give credit to my girlfriend's mother.
May all of us be able to move forward - one step at a time.